Here, Todd Snider & Great American Taxi performs Bring ‘Em Home:
“Street corner prophet and good time buddy Todd Snider has been championing the overlooked and underappreciated for more than fifteen years. Now, he’s back with The Excitement Plan …
[On the album], Todd and crack sidemen Jim Keltner and Greg Leisz team up with Grammy-winning producer Don Was (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones) for an album that exemplifies Snider’s by-your-wits lifestyle, earnest humility and once-an-age lyricism. Artfully combining an appreciation of what you already have with long shot hope for a happy ending, The Excitement Plan ranges from the boozy tonk of the Loretta Lynn duet “Don’t Tempt Me” to the earnest soul searching of “Greencastle Blues.”
The brilliant “Money, Compliments, Publicity (Song Number Ten)” seems to sum up Snider in a song — gracious and grounded, yet longing to write a song or two that would warrant getting too big for his britches.
“If there’s a Great American Songwriter nowadays—someone whose finger is simultaneously on the pulse of the country’s history, modern folklore, politics, religion and the general zeitgeist, it’s Snider.” – Paste Magazine
Rolling Stone called Todd a “… lowlife Randy Newman yet to fully taste the big time. But creatively, he’s already there.”